Star Trek VR game delayed to 2017

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Star Trek VR game delayed to 2017

Ubisoft belays order to release Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Ubisoft’s virtual reality game that puts players at the helm of a Federation starship, won’t make its previously scheduled fall 2016 release window, despite developer Red Storm Entertainment giving her all she’s got. Instead, players will boldly go where VR has never gone before in 2017, according to an update on the Ubisoft blog.

“In order to deliver the best game experience possible at launch, we have decided to push the release of Star Trek: Bridge Crew to March 14, 2017,” Ubisoft said. “Star Trek: Bridge Crew is designed exclusively for VR and we want to offer a compelling and engaging experience. Command of the USS Aegis is right around the corner!”

Earn free Hearthstone card packs to celebrate the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship

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Earn free Hearthstone card packs to celebrate the 2016 Hearthstone World Championship

Choose who you think will be the 2016 World Champion and win up to six free packs

Hearthstone is a lot of things. For example, it’s a place to spend money, to experiment with wacky combos and to complain about randomness. But that’s not all! It’s also an esport, and the 2016 competitive season is about to come to an end.

Today Blizzard announced a special way fans can celebrate the upcoming 2016 Hearthstone World Championship and win some prizes of their own. Titled “Choose Your Champion,” the new promotion has its own page on the Hearthstone website, where players can log in and pick who they think will win the Championship this year.

PAX East 2017 badges just went on sale

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PAX East 2017 badges just went on sale

Badges for PAX East 2017 are now available to purchase, the official PAX Twitter account announced just minutes ago.

PAX is selling passes through ShowClix, with an online queue that limits each household to four of each badge type. This time around, only single-day badges are available; PAX announced earlier this month that it was getting rid of three-day passes, as it has done for PAX West. Once customers have chosen badges, they'll have 11 minutes to make their purchase.

Passes for PAX conventions tend to sell out very quickly — sometimes within hours — so if you're interested in attending the show, you'll want to snag a badge as soon as possible.

Exploding Kittens creators have a new card game in the works

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Exploding Kittens creators have a new card game in the works

The Oatmeal will provide art for Bears vs. Babies

The team behind Exploding Kittens, designer Elan Lee and cartoonist Matthew "The Oatmeal" Inman, have a new project on Kickstarter. It’s a card game called Bears vs. Babies, and it’s already raised over $1 million with 28 days to go.

Lee and Inman’s Exploding Kittens is the sixth most highly funded crowdfunding campaign in history. The $8.7 million campaign is also currently the most highly funded game project of any kind.

Nintendo Switch's Pro controller looks like an upgrade from the Wii U Pro

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Nintendo Switch's Pro controller looks like an upgrade from the Wii U Pro

It's the small things that make the difference

In the reveal trailer for the Nintendo Switch, the newest console from the company, we got a few glimpses of the Pro controller that players can use while gaming at home. The Nintendo Switch will come with two detachable controllers by default, but the Pro is another option for people who prefer a more traditional gameplay experience. Although it looks similar in shape and size to the Wii and Wii U Pro controller, there are a couple of differences to note.

The image below is of the new pro controller that will accompany the Nintendo Switch. It's black, has average-sized grips, and features a D-Pad, two analog sticks and assortment of buttons on its face. It's pretty average-looking, but compared to the Wii U Pro controller, there are some noticeable upgrades.

Nintendo: Switch is a home gaming system ‘first and foremost’

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Nintendo: Switch is a home gaming system ‘first and foremost’

Wii U is going to be hard to find

While the Nintendo Switch is designed for play both in the home and on the go, Nintendo wants to be clear that it’s a home system first.

“Nintendo Switch is a home gaming system first and foremost,” the company told Polygon when asked if the system was going to impact the sale of the 3DS portable systems. “We have made no announcement regarding the future of Nintendo 3DS.

Razer packs GTX 1080 into ultra-slim laptop

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Razer packs GTX 1080 into ultra-slim laptop

Razer Blade Pro starts at $3,699

Razer today unveiled the latest, most powerful take on its ultra-slim Razer Blade laptop. The 17-inch Razer Blade Pro includes a quad-core i7 CPU, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 GPU, up to 2 TB of SSD storage and a RGB backlit low-profile mechanical keyboard.

The laptop, which is expected to start shipping in November, starts at $3,699. The Blade Pro will also include a Thunderbolt 3 connection, 32 GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory and a built-in SD card reader. The whole thing is 0.88 inches thick and weighs less than eight pounds.

World of Warcraft: Legion’s hardest boss is hidden in one of the game’s oldest dungeons

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World of Warcraft: Legion’s hardest boss is hidden in one of the game’s oldest dungeons

Meet Endgineer Omegaplugg; good luck defeating him

As we’ve seen previously, the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Legion, is full of obscure secrets that players are still working to uncover. This week, one sharp-eyed player found something hidden in one of the least expected spots.

Posting on the World of Warcraft subreddit, user Nexeoes detailed the steps to unlock a new, super-difficult five-man boss waiting in the depths of the Gnomeregan dungeon. For those unfamiliar with Blizzard’s hit MMO, Gnomeregan is one of the earliest dungeons included way back in the original launch of the game in 2004.

Our biggest Nintendo Switch questions (update)

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Our biggest Nintendo Switch questions (update)

Knowing the name just isn't enough

Nintendo finally showcased its next system today: Nintendo Switch, a tablet-style device that's both portable and prepped for traditional home console-style play. But name, controller details and appearance aside, there's still plenty we don't know about the device. We're still asking plenty of questions about the new system, and we've compiled some of the most pressing below.

Nintendo's most recent handheld systems are touch-based, from Nintendo DS onward. Its previous home console has one too, and touch functionality has become a core component of many Wii U and 3DS games. Based on what we've learned about Nintendo Switch today, though, we can't say whether or not it will carry on the touchscreen tradition. We didn't see anyone tapping on the tablet's screen, instead using the new Joy-Con controllers in various ways. Nintendo will reveal more specs in the coming months.